“I can walk on it, it’s just a basic mid-foot sprain,” Pierce said of the injury he sustained Monday in Washington. “It’s not end of the world. I’ve had worse injuries, I didn’t have to go into a boot, I’m still walking around, and it’s just about the pain going away.
“It’s a sprain but it’s not the worst sprain that I’ve ever had. I know my body better than these doctors, to tell you the truth. Like I told you after the game on Monday I thought it was a sprain in the foot. You know the doctors are going to do what’s necessary — tests they have to do. But I told them all along what it was, and at the end of the day, that’s what it came out to be.”
Although Pierce said he could play if he needed to, Doc Rivers said it was unlikely he’d play on Friday against the New Jersey Nets. Sunday’s game against Orlando is still up in the air, but Rivers told reporters it was “better than 50%” that Pierce would play.